Hi Sue N
Thank you so much for the quilt and laundry bag. They are incredible! Our rooms are so drab with white on white linen so this has brightened my room immensely. Your efforts are appreciated here among us deployed, this beautiful act of kindness really touches us all. Thank you for your time and effort.
First and foremost, I must say thank you for the quilt and support that you have provided. Although we do not do this job for the accolades and recognition, it is reassuring to know that there are those at home outside the immediate circle of family and friends whose thoughts and support are with us.
The quilt you provided is spot on, and the laundry bag........ well lets just say it is loud, it does stand out and the boys remind me every time I'm on my way to or from the laundry!!!! Hahaha!!!Gotta love being in a grunt platoon!
The family at home are doing well, and I will make it home for the birth of my fourth child. I've missed the birth of 2 of my children due to overseas operations, so this will be a pleasant return home.
I have to run now, but thank you once again and I hope to meet you and Karl in person one day in the near future!!
I am writing to thank you and express my deep gratitude for the beautiful and amazing quilt and laundry bag that I received whilst on the deployment.
The quilt and laundry bag that you have spent so much time and care creating is remarkable, and perfectly depicts everything that I love. It has brought much joy to myself, and many others on board the ship.
You did an amazing job, and I couldn't be happier with the results. I can understand why your daughter would want the quilt, a number of the girls in the mess were jealous too.
I hope you have been able to view a few photos from the 'Chinese Laundry' that was made on Newcastle. Otherwise, I have attached a photo from the deployment, of myself and the quilt.
We are currently on our way back to Australia, heading home to our families.
It is an honour to serve our nation, and you made this trip that much more bearable. Once again, thank you for your effort, it is very much appreciated.
I am proud to serve our country and profoundly grateful for your support.
Hi Joan and Robin,
Thanks so much for the laundry bag.
I really appreciate what you do for deployed members; it does mean a lot, even if it seems something small.
I'm sure you would understand given that your son was deployed.
I'm sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I put the blue letter with your email address somewhere REALLY safe after I opened it, and it took almost a month to find it again.
I was glad I did though, as I had wanted to say thank you for what you did and didn't want you thinking that I was some ungrateful creature.
A bit about me; I'm an Information Systems Tech, which means I look after the computer servers and laptops in the area, making sure that everything runs the way it should in a dusty IT environment.
Good evening Mellissa,
Words can not describe how grateful I am to have received such wonderful gifts in the form of a quilt and laundry bag. You are certainly very skillful and rest assured you have hit the nail on the head regarding Sydney Roosters. THEY LOOK AMAZING. I will be taking a photo tomorrow of myself and my gifts. Receiving these from yourself makes what I do a hell of a lot easier. Knowing we have citizens like yourself who take the time and provide such a service to myself and other mates within the forces is truly inspirational. This is my third deployment to the Middle East however the first time I have been lucky enough to receive amazing gifts.
Once again thanking you very much xxoo
I would like to extend my deepest thanks for the effort you have gone in preparing and sending me a care package during my deployment.
I can definitely say it was an unexpected surprise to receive your parcel and an even bigger surprise in opening it. The craftsmanship and effort you have put into my the laundry bag is amazing and I especially enjoy the addition of zombies.
The lollies and sugary treats you included in my care package have been enjoyed by myself and the team I work with. As you mentioned in your letter, it is the simple things that we miss the most when away from friends and family.
I have attached a photo of myself with my very unique laundry bag.
Thank you so very much for my laundry bag (made by Sue G). It's so lovely to receive anything when so far from home, and the bag is just delightful - I use it all the time now!
I'm looking forward to my quilt arriving. The ones I've seen so far are gorgeous.
I'm the doctor onboard so I have a vested interest in the crew's well-being and morale, and things like this certainly go a very long way. Thank you so very much to you and your team for what you are doing for us, it is appreciated far more than you realize.
I am writing to in response to your earlier email regarding my quilt,
happy to announce that i have recieved it and am currentlty using it as we speak. I would like to give a massive thankyou to the quilter
for their fantastic job on my hawthorn hawks quilt, it couldn't be anymore awesome !!!,
You guys provide a great service to us defence members
and I do hope they show the same gratitude towards your wonderful company who do an amazing job.
I have just had a short break at home and on return I was very pleasantly surprised by the package on my desk as I knew it would be the quilt. On opening it I was very impressed with the quilt, not only did it include my league team but also my wife's - so it will be very usable when I get home!
The patterns and colours of the quilt are great and it is lovely. Please pass on my thanks and appreciation to Louise (Central Coast) and Tess (Victoria) who your letter identifies as the makers of the quilt. This will be a quilt that will be given pride of place on our lounge room furniture during each footy season for many years to come.
Thank you also to you Jan-Maree for the great work that you do supporting us. We very much appreciate your efforts and the efforts of the many quilters that also devote so much of their time and skills to support us.
Hi Joan and Robin,
Today I received the Melbourne laundry bag that you made for me. I actually live down towards HMAS Cerberus (South of Melbourne) when I'm not on the ship, so it's nice to have a reminder of the beautiful parts of the world while we're working in some of the worst areas. I especially liked that you had taken the time to embroider my initials. It was also brilliant timing, as my old plain bag was on it's way out.
Thank you very much for all of your effort, as it is appreciated. It will definitely brighten my mess and I'm sure it will do me for the remainder of my time in the Navy.
Thanks and regards,
I am writing this email with my gratitude to thank you for the exceptional laundry bag you have created for me. It is perfect and definitely adds a bit of colour to my living area. Also thank you very much for the enclosed treats that you sent me, they were a welcome comfort from back home. I think that is excellent that your family has such a strong tradition in the defence force, my family also has a strong tradition and history which is the reason I joined the navy in 2005. I would also like to thank you for your service being an emergency nurse. To me, being a nurse is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. My fiancee is a nurse in the ICU. I feel extremely comfortable knowing that there are amazing nurses in the world to assist people in their poor health. Again, thank you Pennie for your support and the amazing gifts you have sent me on out of the kindness of your heart. The laundry bag was absolutely perfect and your talent in sewing is nothing but professional to say the least.
I hope all is well for you and wish you best for the future. Thank you again.
I got my laundry bag!!!!! Plus some extra gifts :) It is absolutely amazing and I cannot believe the level of detail that Rita C went to. She sent a lovely letter that explained each part of the bag and I'm deeply touched and humbled by the level of work and consideration that went into it. The little extra treats were also greatly appreciated!! Thanks you and all your team of dedicated and busy workers for the fantastic support you show to us that are deployed. It truly does mean allot to us when we are far from home, family and friends. You are all absolutely amazing!!!!
thank you so much for the package. I love the blanket and the laundry bag. I use them both regularly now. This is my third trip serving and I really appreciate the care packages and so do my men.
Thanks again for the time you put in. I plan on giving the quilt to my daughter when I get back she is growing so fast and will need a bed soon instead of the cot.
Till next time............keep spreading the word and happy stitching.